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    Default PTMARKS.shx is a shape file, not a text font file.

    Hi all,
    I get the above error when loading a 2012 dwg from a consultant. Evidently PTMARKS.SHX got assigned to a text style which should have been a font file. However, when I go through the text styles, I don't see PTMARKS.SHX assigned to any style. So, how do I correct this error and assign a true font file?

    Thanks much!

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    Default Re: PTMARKS.shx is a shape file, not a text font file.

    It could be assigned to a complex linetype...
    or, maybe, within a piece of Mtext.
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    Default Re: PTMARKS.shx is a shape file, not a text font file.

    Check the value of FONTALT. AutoCAD should be substituting this for the non-existent font file.
    I think you can set FONTALT to nothing and then it should prompt you for a replacement font at drawing load time. The other alternative is to scan the styles for any that use the same font assigned to FONTALT, then change the font assigned to them.
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    Default Re: PTMARKS.shx is a shape file, not a text font file.

    according to one source, that is an autosketch file... maybe that will help point you to locating it.
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